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Editor , publisher , writer , Humanities educator

Lily Leialoha Perkins, American humanities educator, writer. Member Association Social Anthropology Oceania, Association Literary Scholars and Critics, Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Pacific Arts Association, University Pennsylvania Alumni Association (Hawaii chapter), Mount Holyoke Alumni Association (Hawaii chapter). Academy of American Poets (member) c.2012 - ; Hui O Na Våhine Honua

(Earth Women's Collaborative (Lit.), c.2005- .

Background

Perkins, Lily Leialoha was born on March 5, 1930 in Lahaina Maui, Hawaii, United States. Daughter of Samuel Umi and Margaret Malia (Kaa'a) Apo.

AWARDED HAWAI'I AWARD FOR LITERATURE 1998.

LEIALOHA A. PEREKINS, PROF. EMERITA ENGLISH AND ANTHROPOLOGY, AWARDED JOINTLY WITH ROLAND F. PERKINS, PROF. EMERITUS IN CLASSICS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES, DESIGNATED FELLOW, 'ATENISI UNIVERSITY, NUKU'ALOFA, KINGDOM OF TONGA,

2017.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature cum laude, Boston University, 1957. Master of Science in Library. Science, Simmons College, 1959.

Master of Arts in English Literature, Mount Holyoke College, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Folklore and Folklife, University Pennsylvania, 1978.

Career

Catalogue library Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1959-1961, Smith College, Northampton, 1965-1966. Instructor English Northeastern University, Boston, 1966-1968. Library Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, 1973-1974.

Associate professor English and Anthropology Atenisi University, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, 1980-1986. Instructor Hawaiian studies University Hawaii-Leeward, Pearl City, 1989-1994. Assistant professor Hawaiian studies University Hawaii-West Oahu, 1994—1999.

Retired

Coordinator International Oral Traditions Program, Honolulu, 1994. Co-founder Hui O Na Vahine Honua Earth Women's Collaborative International, 2004.

Works

  • book

  • Book series

    • 16v. Oral and written family accounts Makekau Clan 1819-2017

      Photos, Genealogies, Letters, Clippings, Statistics, Work papers, lists of books, song compositions, sports excellences, arts, sciences, community works. World wide. Begins in Hawai'i and Scotland.

      (16v. Oral and written family accounts Makekau Clan 1819-2...)

      2007
  • Other Work

    • Author: Natural, 1979, Kingdoms of the Heart, 1980, Cyclone Country, 1987, Other Places, 1987, The Firemakers, 1987, The Oxridge Woman, 1998, Histories in Stone, Wood & Bone, 1999, How the Iwa Flies, 2004, Ancestor's Crossing, 2005, The Balloon Hearted Whale, 2005. Founder, editor Journal Hawaiian and Pacific Folklore and Folklife Studies, since 1990, Kamalu'uluolele Publications, since 1979, Hui Kumulipo, 2005.

Membership

Member Association Social Anthropology Oceania, Association Literary Scholars and Critics, Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Pacific Arts Association, University Pennsylvania Alumni Association (Hawaii chapter), Mount Holyoke Alumni Association (Hawaii chapter).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music playing violin, swimming, walking, travel, meeting people.

Connections

Married Stephen G. Mark, 1954 (1966). Married Roland Francis Perkins, 1971. Children: Mark 'Umi, Kele Douglas.

father:
Samuel Umi Apo

mother:
Margaret Malia (Kaa'a) Apo

spouses:
Stephen G. Mark

Roland Francis Perkins

children:
Mark 'Umi Perkins

Kele Douglas Perkins